Friday, March 25, 2011

April's theme!

One of the most enchanting things in nature is the humble bird's nest.

I can watch birds build their nests for hours on end without getting bored. The birds are so determined and picky about what they choose and single minded and they just never seem to get tired of the flying, picking, snatching, weaving, poking.....just amazing.

And when they are done, even the simplest of bird's nests are lovely works of art.

Have you ever really looked at one? Bits of twigs woven with the grass; the occasional treasure like sparkly Easter basket shred or colorful yarn....all lovingly assembled, yet soon to be abandoned, works of art.

So in April, our theme will be the bird's labor of love....a bird's nest.

April's ornament: bird's nest
April's challenge: add a little treasure to your nest....maybe a sleeping fairy, bird eggs, etc.
April's activity: put out nesting materials for the local birds in your yard

Now, if you want to swap this time around, remember that you must be caught up with the other swaps to date. Just email me by April 1st so I can partner people up!

And for those not swapping, please remember to post your lovelies on the blog!


jillytacy said...

Oooooo! I already know what I want to try and it's something I've never done!! (Can you see me rubbing my hands together in excitement?)
I'd love to swap this time around so I'll send you an email.

Melinda Cornish said...

Count me in val....